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Landzert fossa

Pronunciation: lahnd'zert

Definition: a fossa formed by two peritoneal folds, enclosing the left colic artery and the inferior mesenteric vein, respectively, at the side of the duodenum; it is smaller than the paraduodenal recess which is sometimes found in the same region.

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